iPhone [Q]Call recording,

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  1. EdgardasB macrumors 6502a

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    Hello. I have never jailbroken any iDevices so need some help. My question is, there is call recording on jailbroken iPhone? I'm looking smartphone for work and no.1 priority is call recording. I'm working with projects and I'm communicating a lot with others via phone calls. Sometimes there is big project and it is hard to remember everything.
    I was looking for lumias, but they also doesn't have this feature. Android? Meh, it will be my last choice if no go with iPhone.

    Have anyone tried call recording on jailbroken iPhone? Does it has two sided recording? How's call quality?

    I have googled, however nothing interesting. Thanks.
     
  2. JeReSpringer13 macrumors member

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    There are two popular recorders. Audio Recorder and Super Recorder. I personally prefer Audio Recorder because it is easy and to the point. It adds a record button to the call screen and when you end the call, you can email the conversation to yourself or someone else. Super Recorder has some good features too, like automatically backing up to Google Drive, but when I tried it, I had some serious issues. Sometimes it said the call was recording, but come to find out, it wasn't, so I don't trust it and I stick to Audio Recorder by Limneos.
     
  3. EdgardasB thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thank you very much. By the way how is call quality, any decrease? :)
     
  4. nwmtnbiker macrumors 68000

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    I haven't tried either but just saw a tweet from developer of audio recorder...

    "Sorry for being away , working on AudioRecorder update.. getting close to finishing it."
     
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  6. blueflower macrumors 6502

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    Having used both audio recorder and super recorder I giving the edge to super recorder. Still trying to figure out why audio has so few sharing methods and storage methods and why audio from the caller and called party has to be joined together manually by the user to hear the complete convo.

    Super recorder is flawless and just works with tons of options. Sadly they both "forget" to record calls sometimes and this is more so the case with super recorder.

    Ios just needs a great call recorder that just works all the time with great features like so many apps in the past. Who remembers total recall on Symbian or ACR recorder on android.
     
  7. JeReSpringer13 macrumors member

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    I have never had to join the audio manually with Audio Recorder. It records both sources separately and compiles the m4a file when you send it in an email, but even playback is joined for you automatically.
     
  8. blueflower macrumors 6502

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    I'm glad you mentioned emailing audio recorder recordings because for lengthy recordings i.e. any recording over 25 minutes it would not attach the file and safari would crash.

    Now, when you navigate to the folder with the actual recordings NONE are a complete conversation. It labels the two parts as speaker and mic. Third party software has to be used to join the two parts.

    Unbelievable.
     
  9. JeReSpringer13 macrumors member

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    It's not really unbelievable as it's most likely a system restriction that isn't the fault of the developer. You're dealing with software made by freelance programmers and people who make these apps in their free time and you're using them on a device that isn't designed for these functions at all. If you're working with a jailbroken device, it is usually the unspoken rule that you have a slight idea of what you're doing. Grabbing two files and joining them in a basic audio editor isn't exactly a challenge.
     
  10. blueflower macrumors 6502

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    I have more than a slight idea of what I am doing. I just don't have the time to be joining together files. Developers should do something well or not do it at all. How again is it a system restriction when other similar apps do not require the joining of files.

    SMH@some people.
     
  11. JeReSpringer13, Mar 10, 2015
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    It looks like it's a system restriction because it causes the stock apps to crash (Mail and Safari) This was also not an issue in iOS 7. It popped up after iOS 8 and you're whining about a homemade app created for a different OS not functioning on an OS it wasn't designed for. As far as time, it honestly takes MAYBE two minutes to grab the files, open them in Audacity and export.

    Personally, I'd rather have something that at least records the calls than nothing at all. If I have to do one step myself, I don't mind since the recordings I make are usually fairly important. If you don't want it and it doesn't work for you, stop complaining about it and make an app yourself since you know what you're doing.
     
  12. blueflower macrumors 6502

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    I see you like to make assumptions. Did I say I was on ios 8? In fact I am ios 7.1.2 and this is an issue.

    I do not need to make an app for myself since I bought one that just does what it is supposed to do super recorder. Not to mention audio recorder has it moments where it will just not record a call.

    Anyhow, since you are clearly losing this one I thing it's time you spring on to somewhere else.
     
  13. JeReSpringer13 macrumors member

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    It worked flawlessly for me on 7 and 7.1.1 with recordings over 60 minutes. Maybe you should look into it? Check your tweaks, check your settings. Maybe contact the developer instead of throwing him under the bus? And if you have a working app, why are you complaining about one that doesn't work for what you need?

    Take your hostility over to YouTube. ;)
     
  14. blueflower macrumors 6502

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    I see you are one of those C students. If you recall the OP solicited views on call recording apps. Therefore, I gave a review of sorts of the two most popular. Audio Recorder comes in far second, that's a fact.

    I do not need to contact the developer and I am free to criticize any app or tweak at anytime and anywhere I please.

    As if I am supposed to not criticize something because it's free or because the developer may get his feelings hurt.

    Audio Recorder needs a lot of improvement.

    Anyone who is interested in a call recorder that just works should look to Super Recorder.
     
  15. JeReSpringer13 macrumors member

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    lol go outside. Everything you needed to say is in your last two sentences.
     

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